The construction of the US $2.4m Eindhoven housing project in Cape Town, South Africa has kicked off. The housing project which is made up of 201 Breaking New Ground (BNG) State-subsidised houses is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Councillor Malusi Booi, Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements explained that the Eindhoven housing project is an example of the City’s commitment to providing housing opportunities to the most vulnerable.
He stated: “As with all of our projects, we work according to the Housing Allocation Policy and the Housing Needs Register to be sure of a fair and organised approach to the allocation of opportunities, given the immense need. The beneficiary target areas are determined in consultation with the community’s representatives, and submitted to a Housing Allocation Committee for approval,” he said.
“It is important that we complete our projects in the shortest possible timeframe as our housing projects across the metro remain under threat of unlawful occupation. Unlawful land occupation is illegal. It is stealing land and stealing opportunities from those who are lawfully on the Register and from those who are in the process of receiving their affordable housing opportunity,” he added.
The project will provide homes to more than 800 people. Beneficiaries for this project will be selected in accordance with the City’s Housing Allocation Policy and Housing Needs Register to ensure housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping and to those who qualify for housing as per the South African legislation.